Classes & Retreats

Writing Retreat 2021

SOLD OUT - Waiting List here.

September 27th to October 1st 2021, I’m running a week-long, memoir writing retreat for seven people and, currently, there are just two spots left. At the moment, we are going ahead. I think we can all agree that it’s nice to have something to look forward to.

It’s in Devon in the UK, at the idyllic Retreats For You. Here are all the details and full itinerary. But in a nutshell there’s countryside, cake, cosiness and even a dog.

I will be speaking to each participant in advance, and afterwards, so I can be sure to give you the completely personalised mentoring that you and your memoir needs. I know you will come away feeling restored,
inspired and ready to take your project to the next level.

The course will run for 4 nights from August 24th. The total cost for the retreat, full board including wine at supper is £642 per delegate (£88 supplement en suite room – first come first served.)

A reminder that this includes the opportunity to speak to me in advance of the retreat. I will also read 5,000 – 10,000 words of your work. You are also entitled to one catch-up call/Skype session with me following the retreat.

£125 is due when you book. The rest needs to be paid a month before we go.

I love writing retreats and can’t wait to spend this special time with you and your story. Contact me if you’d like to chat more about it.

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Previous Retreats

News of classes and retreats will appear here. Meanwhile there are blog posts you can read, to find out more. This is about a three day retreat I led in Eastbourne in January 2018. This is about writing day I led in Whitstable in October, 2017. You can also read about a memoir workshop I hosted with Marta Szabo from the Authentic Writing program.


Feedback from my courses:

"I feel released, liberated. I've always felt obligated to write a journal but now I'm going to write more deeply about specific incidents."

"I have been inspired by what's come up. It's been unexpected."

"My idea has changed almost completely. All the fear has gone. Being given a freedom to explore parts of my life has brought up buried things."

"I'd forgotten that I'd started recording some vignettes from my life. This has made me realise that I remember the negative stuff, when there's so much to celebrate. The course has made me think about myself."

"I'm inspired, this has really got me thinking. I'm possibly going to write a patchwork memoir, for the grandchildren."

"I'll definitely carry on. I've been inspired by the ideas of writing a patchwork, in vignettes. I've enjoyed thinking about different types of life writing, fairytales, letters, so many kinds. I want to leave something behind."


If you would like to invite me to lead a class or series of classes for a group of yours, or want me to take part in a retreat you are planning, I would be delighted to hear your ideas. Please use the Contact Me page.


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